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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 22, 2012


  • "A troubling promise in iPad Mini's new Xmas ad: In a touching ad for the iPad Mini, a girl plays a song to her grandfather over FaceTime. She promises to be home for Xmas. But is she just mocking granddad?" CNET News 4:17 PM
  • "Top tech flops of 2012 tainted a good year for gadgets" ["Wrong-Way Award: Apple Maps; Bait-and-Switch Award: Microsoft Surface; Bad Idea Award: Google Nexus Q"] NBC News 2:36 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Perspective" Macworld 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Backtracks On Its Decision To Kill Popular Kickstarter Project That Raised $140,000" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "6 products that should have arrived in 2012" Digital Trends 8:53 AM
  • "2012 a Year of Great Change in Apple Portables, Desktop to MacBook, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Services Status Monitor, Macs Users the Most Charitable, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 8:53 AM
  • "The End of the Map: the enchanting era of geographic gaffes is coming to a close." 8:36 AM
  • "Are Tablet Customers Being Duped? Can Apple Do Anything?" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "The Forgotten eMate 300—15 years later" Macworld 12/21
  • "Why Does Apple Approve Fraudulent Apps for the App Store?" Apple Gazette 12/21
  • "Despite Competition, Apple's US Market Share Gains" Tech.pinions 12/21
  • "How Did Siri Get Its Name?" Forbes 12/21
  • "Without An 'iTV,' Apple's Growth Could Shrink To The Single Digits By 2015" BGR 12/21
  • "O'Grady's Best iOS apps of 2012" ZDNet 12/21
  • "The Apple vs Samsung Verdict, A Critique" Forbes 12/21
  • "An iPad lover's review of Microsoft Surface. You know what's coming, right?" BetaNews 12/21
  • "What the end of Google Sync means to you" Macworld 12/21
  • "Sex, Drugs, Theft and Destruction: What Really Goes On Inside An Apple Retail Store, And Why You Should Be Afraid" ReadWrite 12/21
  • "Corruption rife at Apple Stores, workers are on Santa's naughty list, report: Gizmodo's report reveals shocking misbehaviour at Apple Stores" Macworld UK 12/21
  • "Why everyone copies the Apple Store format" PalmAddict 12/21
  • "How Long Is The Long Trail And Tail Of Apple's Beleaguered Competitors?" PixoBebo 12/21
  • "What's Next For Social Mobile Games?" TechCrunch 2:26 PM
  • "In defense of wires: Why we're not ready to cut all the cords just yet" Digital Trends 11:53 AM
  • "That's not iPad 4, it's the new Archos 97 Titanium HD" BetaNews 11:04 AM
  • "Tech Trek: Marrakech, Morocco" TechHive 8:26 AM
  • "11 Amazing Apps Of 2012: Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends." InformationWeek 12/21
  • "My tech purchases of 2012, how they fared" ZDNet 12/21
  • "Tech's 20 Biggest Winners of 2012" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/21
  • "Forget Kim Kardashian, here's what we really searched for in 2012" Los Angeles Times 12/21
  • "Beyond Apple and Google: 2012''s key enterprise shifts/Oracle, SAP, HP, and VMware all began to reinvent themselves in the past year to better face the new tech landscape" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "10 technologies that disappointed in 2012: From the Apple Maps fiasco to tanking stock prices for Facebook and Zynga, 2012 saw some real tech lowlights" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/21
  • "The 10 biggest tech grinches of 2012: Brains full of spiders, hearts full of unwashed socks, here are 2012''s mean ones of tech" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/21
  • "V3's technology review highlights of 2012" V3 12/21
  • "2012 Year in Review: Technology" [Slideshow] CBS News 12/21
  • "Web media: The 5 biggest stories of 2012" CNET News 12/21
  • "Taking stock of our tech lives" ZDNet 12/21
  • "10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year" CIO 12/21
  • "The smartphone you'll lust after -- for Christmas 2013: The YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone promises to take staying up to date to a compelling new level" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 12/21
  • "2013: Google Leads a Phone Price War" TheStreet 12/21
  • "Poll: If you worked for Google, which corporate gift would you pick?" Engadget 12/21
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 6: Amazon Kindle Fire HD" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "Dell XPS One 27 review — Windows fans finally get a beautiful and speedy iMac competitor" The Next Web 12/21
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 12/21
  • "Streaming Forward: Where the Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "Sorry, Microsoft: Users really want the Start menu back" InfoWorld 12/21